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The Egyptian Bazaar | Spice Bazaar

The Spice Bazaar

The Spice Bazaar that is situated in Istanbul, Turkey. It is called in Turkish as Mısır Çarşısı which means Egyptian Bazaar. The Spice Bazaar has similar architecture as Grand Bazaar however it is much more smaller than Grand Bazaar.

The Spice Bazaar was built in late 17th century together with New Mosuque (Yeni Camii) in Eminonu area. The revenue from Egypt State of Ottoman Empire was used to build this complex this is why the bazaar is called Egyptian Bazaar in Turkish. Interior of the Spice Bazaar is an important sample for Ottoman architecture and it has similarities with Grand Bazaar.

The Spice Bazaar has L shape from sky and it has 6 entrance from each edge. Although most of the shops have business from spice, it is possible to find some jewellery shops and some souvenirs inside the Bazaar. Besides these, there are also shops where is possible to buy Turkish Delight – Lokum and some other sweets. Totally there are 85 shops inside the Spice Bazaar and they work between 08.00 AM till 07.00 PM in weekdays and Saturday and Sunday The Spice Bazaar opens at 9 AM and works until 6 PM.

The Spice Bazaar is placed in Eminonu, Fatih district of Istanbul. It is near New Mosque (Yeni Camii) in Eminonu Square. It is possible to reach this area by Tramway from Sultanahmet district. It is possible to reach Eminonu from Uskudar and Kadikoy by Ferry, from Taxim area it is possible to come to Eminonu by walk or Tunel (Subway is called as Tunel).